EnSilica announces design centre in Bangalore

by K C Krishnadas, TechOnline India - January 05, 2012

The facility has been designated as a center of excellence for the advanced verification of complex semiconductor products and IP.

EnSilica, a provider of IC design services and system solutions, has opened a design centre in Bangalore, to to be headed by Ranganath Kempanahally (in picture, below) as Director of Engineering. The new facility will complement Ensilica's existing design facilities in the UK.



The Banglaore facility has been designated as a center of excellence for the advanced verification of complex semiconductor products and IP. Verification services will be provided for both European and local customers based on a range of methodologies but with a particular focus on UVM (the Unified Verification Methodology) and SystemVerilog. 

The new centre will also provide a scalable resource for projects requiring larger teams to accelerate timescales or deal with complex tasks as well as broaden EnSilica’s design capabilities with the addition of new Verilog AMS (analog/mixed-signal) modelling, physical implementation and embedded software services.  The new design centre will further extend EnSilica’s existing turnkey ASIC and FPGA design capabilities with additional resources for developing EnSilica’s own portfolio of IP including its eSi-RISC highly configurable 16/32 bit embedded processors, eSi-Comms range of communications IP and eSi-Crypto encryption IP.

EnSilica is to recruit 30 skilled verification specialists for the Bangalore center this year and applicants are expected to  show experience in creating effective and pragmatic verification strategies, architecting the test environment and driving the verification process to a successful, on-time and on-budget conclusion.

“The opening of our new design centre in Bangalore , India , initially as a verification centre of excellence, is a strategic step in the ongoing development of our semiconductor services business.. The new centre will provide a highly competitive, additional platform for our customers as well as a firm foundation for the development of a range of new and improved capabilities,”said Ian Lankshear, CEO of EnSilica.

Kempanahally has 15 years of wide ranging experience in ASIC design and verification roles in India, the US and the UK with experience in architecting advanced verification environments using eRM, OVM and UVM methodologies.  
EnSilica is actively seeking to recruit 30 skilled verification specialists for the new design centre in 2012.  

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